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Ice maker doesn't work. How do I check to see if it's the actual icemaker or the water inlet valve?

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Go behind the fridge where the water comes into it. the hose should go into a valve. if you have water and ice in door. there will be two hoses coming out the other side. what I did was find the hose that goes up to the ice maker and unhook it and there was no water coming out while it was trying to make ice. that valve is replaceable and are even on ebay. on mine the water worked in the front door, but ice maker did not. I think the valve is common problem.

Posted on Mar 28, 2011

  • mylit Mar 28, 2011

    So what you are saying is, if the water is not coming out then it's the valve? And if the water IS coming out then it is the actual icemaker?

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    Ricky brashear Apr 07, 2011

    yes

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